Vincent Thomas Bridge
Vincent Thomas Bridge
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holiday-view23-7-11
Basingstoke, UK1,806 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Watching the traffic cross the bridge from the harbour was interesting. We were on a cruise ship so reasonably high and close enough for a good view. It was interesting to see how long it took the container lorries to get across from one dock to the other side. Guess it is a strange hobby watching traffic crossing a bridge but we enjoy it. We did not actually need to cross the bridge so cannot comment on a drive over.
Written February 14, 2020
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John-Tropi
Hell, Norway576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
A quote from Port Of Los Angeles web site
"In 1996, the Los Angeles City Council declared the Vincent Thomas Bridge as the City of Los Angeles’ official welcoming monument."

At first, I was a little surprised to see this bridge listed on Trip Advisor. But, after a little thought, decided its presence is well deserved, even though the average Joe might not go out of his way for it. But, if you like engineering/bridges or are already close to the area, then this is an almost must-see. Actually, if you are in the area, it would be quite difficult NOT to see it! Wherever you are going, if you can use this bridge to get there, do think about it as an added extra. Perhaps you might be heading for the Aquarium of The Pacific in Long Beach, as we were at the time.

This really is a very impressive bridge indeed, either looking up at it or driving over it. It impressed the HECK out of me and I was pleased I wasn't driving so I could really take it all in. Slow moving traffic helped with this. What makes this particular bridge even more special, apart from being BIG, is its graceful curvature, both horizontally and vertically. Crossing a straight, flat bridge, car passengers are rarely able to see the the full majesty of even bigger bridges than this one. But, here, you can't miss it. Be sure to take some photos - it's well worth it.
Written August 30, 2015
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Double "Ollie" Winner
Riverside, CA2,508 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Maybe it's an illusion, but it looks like there's a sagging section on the west face near the left truss. If nothing else, looking at that bridge and the port operation, gives one the sense of it's strategic importance to the city and the nation.
Written July 15, 2016
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stephtc
Aliso Viejo, CA8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have a panic attack just getting near this bridge. I realize many people love this old bridge, but if you're scared of heights and a really old structure filled with semi's coming in and out of the port ....eeeeh!
Written December 5, 2019
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Iconic and historic, this is a piece of California history. Old school bridge that is a pleasure to see in California.
Written July 9, 2022
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HBsleepsurveyor
Huntington Beach, California426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Solo
I used to cross it daily to and from work. I always love to see the harbor sites. I miss the bridge, back in the days when I could see it from my house. A nice landmark in San Pedro.
Written November 18, 2011
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MarHarr
Los Angeles, CA40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The on-ramps are outright dangerous. Giant trucks bear down at breakneck speed. Trying to get on the bridge in a car, you risk life and limb.
Written April 16, 2024
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
was in the area for a special event and this was the best way to get there. This visit there was not a lot of traffic and noticed no trash on the bridge. Great views of the working harbor.
Written July 26, 2023
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Joan H
San Bernardino, CA1,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I get a surge of excitement, when I see this amazing green bridge. It's the iconic symbol of the busy port of San Pedro. I know that soon I will be aboard my Princess Cruise and on my way for another vacation.
Written February 21, 2020
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gr8fish2017
Catonsville, MD176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I love this awesome bridge because it reminds me of going over when I was a kid... there's so much to see and you feel like you're flying over water, ships, and industrial areas. The bridge takes you to and from the wonderful towns of Long Beach and San Pedro.
Written August 7, 2019
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